November 24, 2008By Tom Stacy Posted: Nov 24, 2008
At this time of year, we're supposed to reflect on all we have and be thankful. While there's a lot of criticisms I could lobby about what I'd like to see on GH (more vets, more Quartermaines, more romance, etc.), 'tis the season focus on the positive so, here are five things I'm thankful for about GH.
1. Maxie & Spinelli. Certainly a front-runner for daytime's most unlikely couple (can we even call them a couple?), this duo is guaranteed to delight whenever they're on-screen. Sometimes it's witty banter, other times it's poignant moments but either way, this duo is infinitely watchable.
2. A renewed emphasis on Robin and Patrick. For a while there, I thought if Robin and Patrick squabbled about the same thing or proposed to each other one more time, I was going to pull my hair out. But overall, the GH writers really did well by this couple, offering a slow and realistic build over three years to get them where they are today. Watching this intelligent, funny, sensitive pairing is truly a daytime treat.
3. Jerry's alive! Unfortunately, Jerry had been written into a corner as of late. While Sebastian Roché (Jerry) and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) had an undeniable chemistry, their romance was doomed from the start due to his villainous track record and her code of ethics. His involvement in the counterfeit drug ring was snoozy, so cheers to taking him off the canvas until a great story can bring this memorable bad guy out of hiding once more.
4. It may be too early to say, but I'm actually looking forward to the Sonny/Claudia marriage of convenience. Wait! Hear me out! I openly admit that I was horrified when I first heard about it but Sonny and Kate have no place to go at the moment and the idea of Sonny marrying the woman responsible for Michael's shooting is ingenious. Plus, as the Addams Family of daytime, the Zaccharas do have a creepy, kooky, altogether ooky watch-ability. We'll see....
5. Lastly, GH: NIGHT SHIFT Season 2. For fans who don't have SOAPnet, it really is worth picking up the series when it becomes available on DVD next year. (No date has yet been announced for its release.) Not only is it involving with its new characters (the bickering Julian brothers, Jagger's romance with Robin's pal Saira), it's chock full of guest appearances from soap vets, climaxing in the '80s reunion of Robert, Luke, Sean, Tiffany and Anna — a must-see for longtime fans. I'm already anxiously awaiting season three — and I'm not alone in that.
There you have it. Wishing you and yours a healthy and safe holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving all!!!